2019 Hurricane Field Program Plan now available

One of the key aspects of NOAA’s Mission is, “To understand and predict changes in the climate, weather, oceans, and coasts...” with a long-term goal of achieving a, “Weather-ready Nation,” in which society is able to prepare for, and respond to, weather-related events. This objective specifies the need to improve the understanding and prediction of … Continue reading 2019 Hurricane Field Program Plan now available

Jason Dunion’s presentation at the most recent AMS Hurricane Conference highlighted in the December 2018 issue of the AMS Bulletin

At the recent American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Jason presented his work with co-authors Chris Thorncroft, Chris Velden, and Brian McNoldy about the diurnal cycle of convection in hurricanes.  This cycle is a dramatic outward expansion of clouds that begins moving away from the storm center each day around sunset and … Continue reading Jason Dunion’s presentation at the most recent AMS Hurricane Conference highlighted in the December 2018 issue of the AMS Bulletin

Paper on the Doppler Wind Lidar, a new instrument to measure wind from hurricane hunter aircraft, published in the journal Sensors

Summary: A new instrument, called an airborne Doppler Wind Lidar (ADWL, for short), was flown on NOAA’s hurricane hunter aircraft into two storms during 2016. This instrument measures winds above and below the plane. The ADWL measures wind where radar on the aircraft cannot: the radar can measure the wind where there are clouds or … Continue reading Paper on the Doppler Wind Lidar, a new instrument to measure wind from hurricane hunter aircraft, published in the journal Sensors